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P4 achieves certification to BSI Kitemark for emergency escape lighting

Emergency lighting specialist P4 Limited has achieved certification to its first BSI Kitemark BS EN 62034:2012 Automatic Test Systems for Battery-Powered Emergency Escape Lighting. The certificate was presented by the BSI at LuxLive, Europe’s largest annual lighting event.

P4’s Fastel automatic testing and monitoring systems were rigorously tested by the BSI to achieve the Kitemark. Additionally, P4’s manufacturing sites and quality plans have also undergone comprehensive assessment to achieve certification.

The company’s managing director, Rob Warner, explained: “Despite having gained a reputation for quality over the past 30 years, that’s no excuse to rest on our laurels. We’re always looking for ways in which to improve our service and the Kitemark certification – recognised globally as a mark of quality, safety and trust – does just that. We believe it sets us apart as a manufacturer that really cares about quality.”

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Retaining Kitemark approval is an ongoing process. The company will now undergo bi-annual manufacturing assessments, with product samples being taken for ongoing testing and review.

Warner continued: “The whole process of certification has helped us to fine-tune our performance. Testing our systems is just the first step for us, though. We’re continuing to work with the BSI to achieve certification across all of our product ranges. We’re absolutely committed to this initiative and hope that it will help customers choose an emergency lighting system which has met the highest possible standards for quality, safety and performance.”

Holly Rossington, electrical certification team leader at the BSI, commented: “It was an honour to present P4 with a certificate at LuxLive. The BSI is committed to helping manufacturers like P4 achieve the Kitemark as it demonstrates that they operate to the highest possible standards. P4 should be delighted with this achievement.”

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Shred-it proud to join ranks of UK’s Business Superbrands in 2019

Shred-it, the information security company, has been awarded Business Superbrand status for 2019. Shred-it’s protection solutions and services include secure document destruction, media destruction, branded goods and uniforms destruction as well as recycling services. It helps businesses to comply with legislation and ensures that customer, employee and confidential business information is protected at all times.

The Business Superbrands survey has been tracking the perception of a wide-range of business brands in the UK since 2001. This year’s research process, managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) in partnership with Dynata – one of the world’s leading data research companies – evaluated approximately 1,600 brands across 63 categories and involved 2,500 UK business professionals with an expert council comprising 24 senior business-to-business marketing leaders. Only the most highly-regarded brands from each category are awarded Superbrand status.

Unusually for an industry award, brands do not pay or apply to be considered. In order to provide a broad review of the market and identify the strongest brands in each category, all the key players in each sector need to be voted on. All voters were asked to judge brands against the three core factors inherent in a Superbrand, namely quality, reliability and distinction.

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Additionally, brand perception and voting by individuals is also influenced by a range of both short and long-term factors, from the brand’s current profile to its latest marketing activities and new product and service developments, in turn affording an holistic picture of how brands are currently perceived.

Stephen Cheliotis, CEO of TCBA and chairman of Superbrands, commented: “In unsettled times, businesses that are well-regarded and possess a positive reputation benefit from competitive advantage over weaker branded rivals, providing greater immunity against short-term market volatility. Being perceived by buyers and influencers as a leading Business Superbrand is a positive business signal, while also recognition of the hard-work and dedication of the employees of each business attaining Superbrands status.”

Secure document and media destruction

Secure document and media destruction are critical in today’s data-driven environment as security compliance and risk management have become a critical part of the business landscape. This is duly reflected in a worldwide market that’s forecast to grow 8.7% to US$124 billion in 2019 (Source: Gartner Inc.). This is being driven by several factors including a greater and broader understanding of security risks and data breaches, privacy concerns and stricter regulation around data loss prevention as well as the need to view sensitive data and related systems as critical infrastructure.

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Andrew Johnston, marketing and PR director (EMEA) for Shred-it, stated: “In an increasingly competitive market, Shred-it sought a clear point of differentiation to distinguish its offer. The business identified a number of key insights following research of its worldwide customer base which led to the brand’s positioning around the ‘We protect what matters’ strapline. Shred-it protects people, it protects customers, it protects brands and reputations and it protects the environment. This has enabled the brand to better focus its communications around the core idea of protection – the brand’s ‘red thread’ – which is transferable across markets, sectors and channels.”

The business has a one team, one goal motto with a customer first approach to ensure the safeguarding, understanding and management of confidential information. Shred-it’s values around excellence in service provision, depth of experience and sector knowledge, accountability and integrity, together with sustainability and continuous improvement underpin its market position.

*To learn more about Shred-it visit www.shredit.co.uk/superbrands or watch the video

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